st francis merlot
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: Warm sunny days throughout the spring and summer months set the stage for a spectacular harvest in September . The lack of rain meant that harvest began a little earlier than normal and was short in length, finishing up by the end of October. The temperate days leading up to harvest produced good yields of high quality fruit with concentrated flavors, complex aromatics and excellent structure.
Vineyards: Our founder Joe Martin was the first grower to plant Merlot in Sonoma Valley. Merlot thrives in the picturesque valley where warm days are cooled by evening breezes and fog from the Pacific Ocean. The grapes in our Sonoma Valley Merlot come from our Certified Sustainable Estate Behler and Wild Oak vineyards, as well as from top growers throughout the area. Each carefully selected vineyard contributes distinctive and individual qualities to the finished wine.
Tasting Notes: This is an expressive and flavorful Merlot with multi-layered aromas of red cherry, plum, dried cranberry, espresso bean and savory spices. Medium to full bodied with a long, lingering finish.
Wine Enthusiast: 90 Points
Sanguine in cranberry while offering a velvety smooth, rounded approachability, this well-made, robust wine will appeal to a wide range of palates, expressing a big, leathery backbone of tannin and toasted oak.